Serbian wrestler Davor Stefanek won the gold medal in the Men’s Greco-Roman 98 kg Wrestling event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.
The 2014 world champion, Davor Stefanek defeated Armenia’s Migran Arutyunyan in the Gold Medal Match to win the first medal for Serbia in Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The gold medal is just the second ever for Serbia in any Olympic sport.
The bout between Davor Stefanek and Migran Arutyunyan ended in a 1-1 score, but Stefanek got the win on criteria because he was the last one to be awarded a point.
Armenia’s Migran Arutyunyan won the silver medal, his first ever Olympic medal.
This was Stefanek’s third Olympic appearance, but he had never won a match — let alone a medal — before today and hence he was overjoyed by the win and hence celebrated with a backflip.
The bronze medals of the event were won by Georgia’s Shmagi Bolkvadze and Azerbaijan’s Rasul Chunayev who defeated Tomohiro Inoue of Japan and Ryu Han-su of South Korea in their respective bronze medal matches.